There is ample space around the ship’s top decks for sun bathing.
While it doesn’t circumnavigate the entire ship, deck 3 serves the purpose of a promenade and also features sun lounges, shuffle board and a port side smoking area.
The Carnival Freedom was the first Carnival ship to have an adults-only Serenity Deck, where cushioned sun chairs, beach chairs, hammocks and whirlpools await passengers who want to get away from children. It is definitely more quiet here, though a bit crowded on sea days. Be aware that the lower front part of this deck is right next to Camp Carnival, where the thing you are trying to avoid most, the grating noise of children’s laughter, wafts from the depths below.
Deck 10 overlooks both of the main pools and offers a great view of the ship’s monstrous LED screen and the ocean. This deck can be a bit overpopulated on sea days, likely due to its good location.
Deck 11 is the sporty deck, connecting the jogging track and the sports area. It even has some shuffle board, if you count that as a sport. One drawback to this area is it can be loud as it is located right next to one of the ship’s noisy funnel towers. As a result, it seems that many people avoid this area, making it a place where you can find some privacy in one of the sun loungers.
You will find a nine-hole miniature golf course on deck 12 and a small sun deck with loungers. You can get here only by going through the sports deck.
On deck 5 are arm chairs, massage chairs and tables, and it connects venues like the casino, the sushi bar, the 70’s disco, and the wine bar.
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